I earned my DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) Degree this year, 2018, at the National University of Medical Sciences; after earning my MD at the Windsors University School of Medicine, both on St. Kitts Island in the Caribbean. I hope very much to be selected to earn the MS Degree at the Milken institute of Public Health at George Washington University so as to enhance my career as a medical doctor and to prepare myself as a practitioner of medicine who is also engaged with the cutting edge of informatics. Earning a state-of-the-art Masters in Public Health Informatics will make me a more visionary practitioner, enhancing what I have to give to the advancement of research as well as the administration of my profession.
XXXX University is my first choice for graduate school, because I see it as the flagship operation in our area, Health Informatics, and one of the finest and most comprehensive Master’s Degree Programs in the country. I have been fascinated by and engaged with the study of medicine since my childhood and since I have been studying medicine year after year, more and more, I have become engaged intellectually and professionally with the technology that drives our profession. Thus, since my studies in medicine have now concluded, I wish to continue to prepare myself for my ultimate career position, as a practicing physician heavily engaged in public health and administrative issues, driven by my experience of having earned the MS in Health Informatics at Georgetown.
Completing the Master’s Degree Program at Georgetown will make me more valuable professionally speaking, and enhance my lifelong prospects for career advancement in medicine, especially given the very distinguished nature of your faculty and the cutting-edge quality of your facilities. Each day at Georgetown, I will learn how to better tailor data for patients and how to make that data work, resulting in optimal outcomes as well as facilitating research.
I want to become a leader and an advocate for enhanced access to clinical data and research information, and putting that information to work both on behalf of the patient as well as for research purposes. Since health professional practice is increasingly information intensive, the concept of e-health is one way of capturing the potential offered by internet information and communication technologies for improving health systems, through better integration of patient health records, disease registries, and public health reporting. These online tools will in turn help health professionals in decision-making and documentation as well as providing direct access to adequate information.
Born in India, I was also raised in the USA; thus, I am fully bicultural and multilingual. I have experience in the medical field as an MD and exposure to patients with various acute/chronic health conditions, coupled to experience using electronic medical health records. I look forward very much to the diversity of GW and a strong sense of global community in a very intellectual environment: listening to distinguished academicians and industry leaders, collaborating on multidisciplinary and invigorating projects with fellow students who will be some of the leading entrepreneurs of the future. I believe that the health informatics program at GWU is uniquely positioned at the cross roads of IT and the healthcare industry and it is the best academic setting to help me reach my goal of contributing towards the betterment of the society by helping to create a more knowledge-driven, extensive, healthcare information network.
I plan to practice medicine and I believe that with my medical background and the knowledge that I will acquire with this Master’s Program at XXXX, I will be able to more effectively integrate health informatics expertise with management skills and better position myself to make important professional contributions in years to come. I believe we can reduce medical errors and make health care more efficient by designing, implementing, and managing processes that will facilitate the free flow and exchange of health information, with innovative solutions to privacy issues that protect the rights of all users of the system, including the underserved.